AOGA is excited to bring you yet another content-packed agenda for this year’s conference!  See below for details.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

**(Subject to Change – Updated 7.30.21)



Registration Opens Sponsored by Alaska Frontier Constructors, Inc.

Exhibit Hall Opens Sponsored by Hilcorp

BreakfastSponsored by Torcsill Foundations

Morning Espresso Cart – Sponsored by Delta Constructors



Conference Welcome

  • Benjy Johnson, President and CEO, BlueCrest Energy Inc.; AOGA Board Chair

Presentation: Contractor of the Year Award – Sponsored by The Alliance



“Politics in 2021: Pathways to Compromise and Progress”

  • Matt Rhoades, Co-CEO, CGCN Group
  • Amy Walter, National Editor, Cook Political Report
  • Moderator: Sarah Erkmann Ward, APR, President, Blueprint Alaska


“The Path to Recovery: Alaska’s Post-COVID Economy and Jobs”

  • Governor Michael J. Dunleavy. State of Alaska (INVITED)


Morning BreakSponsored by Oil Search 



“People-Powered Progress: Bringing Oil and Gas into the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Movement” – Sponsored by ASRC/Petro Star Inc. 

  • Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr., President and CEO, National Newspaper Publishers Association; Civil Rights Activist
  • Nicole Borromeo, General Counsel, Alaska Federation of Natives
  • Moderator: Commissioner Corri Feige, Alaska Department of Natural Resources (INVITED)

Presentation: Project of the Year for Environmental Stewardship – Sponsored by Stoel Rives LLP



Exhibit Hall BreakJoin Us in the Exhibit Hall



Keynote Luncheon  Sponsored by Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Presentation: AOGA Scholarship 
Presentation: Rising Star Award – Sponsored by Leonardo DRS



Exhibit Hall BreakJoin Us in the Exhibit Hall

Afternoon Espresso Cart – Sponsored by ASRC Energy Services



“Paving Pathways: Legislative Efforts to Achieve Long-Term Success of Industry in Alaska” 

  • Senate President Peter Micciche, Alaska State Legislature
  • Speaker of the House Louise Stutes, Alaska State Legislature (INVITED)


“A Progress Report on Alaska’s Emissions Inventory” 

  • Commissioner Jason Brune, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation


“Reimagining the Modern Oilfield: New Technology Poised for Progress in Alaska” 

  • Benjy Johnson, President and CEO, BlueCrest Energy Inc.; AOGA Board Chair


ANSCA Turns 50: Past Progress, Future Prosperity

  • Moderator: Kim Reitmeier, Executive Director, ANCSA Regional Association


Afternoon Break



Closing Keynote  “Making the Pitch for Progress: Positioning Alaska as an Arctic Energy Leader” – Sponsored by Hecla Greens Creek Mining Company

  • Honorable Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator (INVITED)
  • Honorable Dan Sullivan, U.S. Senator
  • Honorable Don Young, U.S. Representative (INVITED)
  • Moderator: Kara Moriarty, President/CEO, AOGA

Conference Wrap-Up

Exhibit Hall Passport Contest Drawing
Alaska Resource Education (ARE)/Alaska Airlines Drawing
Presentation: Marilyn Crockett Lifetime Achievement Award – Sponsored by Chevron



Closing ReceptionSponsored by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

About AOGA

The Alaska Oil and Gas Association (AOGA) is a nonprofit, professional trade association whose mission is to foster the long-term viability of the oil and gas industry for the benefits of all Alaskans. We represent the majority of companies that are exploring, developing, producing, refining, or marketing oil and gas on the North Slope, in the Cook Inlet, and in the offshore areas of Alaska.